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Coronavirus testing site being set up at Preston’s College

Posted on - 15th April, 2020 - 7:02pm | Author - | Posted in - College, Fulwood, Preston News, Sharoe Green
The drive-through coronavirus testing facility at Preston's College Pic: StePNE
The drive-through coronavirus testing facility at Preston’s College Pic: StePNE

A coronavirus testing site is being set up in the grounds of Preston’s College.

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Tents were being erected in the car park on Wednesday as the centre started to take shape.

The college, in Fulwood, has been closed to students since March.

However a spokeswoman confirmed the developments at the St Vincent’s Road site were part of the contingency plans to tackle the coronavirus pandemic.

Initially it will just be used to test NHS staff.

A marquee has been erected as part of the testing facility Pic: Andy Speariett
A marquee has been erected as part of the testing facility Pic: Steve Bate

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She said: “The college car park, adjacent to St Vincent’s Road, is currently being prepared by the NHS to become as a Coronavirus testing centre, initially for NHS staff only.

“As the college campus is temporarily closed to learners and staff, we are supporting both the NHS and wider community as much as we can at this time.”

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